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Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Shibden Mill Inn

4.7
4.7
2144 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Having always been at the heart of Valley life, the 17th century Shibden Mill Inn was originally a corn and spinning mill, before being converted into a country pub in 1890.

Today’s visitors are welcomed with warm hospitality to enjoy first class dining against an inviting backdrop of open fires, low beamed ceilings and a cosy bar. Eleven individually styled bedrooms make comfortable and luxurious retreats, epitomising boutique country style and featuring lots of thoughtful touches.

And if you can drag yourself away from the Inn, there are wonderful walks from the doorstep and world class attractions within easy reach. For a spot of retail therapy or a cultural fix, Halifax is a 10-minute drive and Leeds is just 30 minutes away.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–19:15 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01422 365840
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chris Webster
  • Area
    Halifax
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

What 2,144 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Yorkshire

    Great for outdoor dining

2,144 Reviews
  1. Helen

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food in an amazing location. Superb staff couldn’t do enough for us. Meaningful family celebration. Thank you

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  2. TimP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our son’s birthday and the whole experience was fantastic from start to finish!

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  3. Schioboy

    Lancashire

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have eaten at the Shibden Mill Inn several times now and never been disappointed. Great, interesting food in a wonderful location - good unobtrusive service too

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Preferred the seating area we had in a previous visit. Everything else was as we expected. Will be vining again in a few weeks. Staff are extremely helpful and polite, nothing too much trouble

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was adequate. We were forgotten about at times. We would have ordered wine and additional drinks but staff did not return to take orders. The food however was very good. Would recommend a pro active front of house manager is required to improve customer experience.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Sunday Lunch cooked perfectly and fantastic service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sublime food and excellent staff. Couldn't have asked for a better dining experience

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  8. BevD

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Usual great cooking and service - Thank you! We keep introducing friends to Shibden Mill …It’s consistently fab with a lovely, warm welcome and first class service.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal, the food was brilliant and the setting is beautiful. Great choice of wine and beers too.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great service attentive without being overbearing. Beautiful location right on our doorstep. Whilst it is not cheap, the food was amazing and worth every penny. We haven't been for quite a few years what a huge improvement! It's an amazing place to eat with a great fine dining experience without the bigger price tag.

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  11. JoanneW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for our anniversary and had the tasting menu with wines to compliment the food. Each course was amazing .Beautiful presentation and delightful flavours ,with appropriately chosen wine to compliment each dish.The staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the food and the wine Wonderful evening and worth what we paid

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Shibden Mill Inn Very impressed on all counts We will definitely return and recommend you to friends Thank you for a very pleasant anniversary evening

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  13. Carly

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Miserable, rainy bank holiday so this gorgeous meal really cheered us up. Olive & sausage nibbles were lovely. My Hoggat main was beautiful and partner’s Fillet steak was too. We shared the Shibden snickers desert and that was very tasty, lovely meal.

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  14. ZoeJ

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    visited here on bank holiday monday , got a table straight away. The staff were very welcoming and helpfull throught our visit. The food was lovely , great service, great price. the atmosphere and location perfect, will be visiting again soon.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with really nice flavour and well cooked. Lived up to expectations of a Michelin star restaurant, but was still a reasonable price for the quality and amount of food.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, lovely service. Gave us really lovely celebration plates with chocolates and happy birthday written on them for the birthday people!

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  17. Martypat

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for lunch with two vegetarian friends. The vegan menu provided a better than average choice of starters, mains and desserts and they found the quality and flavour of their choices to be extremely good. Meanwhile our lunch choices were equally as tasty and attractively presented. The feather blade beef in particular was beautifully tender and complemented by the cauliflower in smoked cheese sauce.

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  18. DylanJ

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My customers regularly dine here and I can see why. Wonderful spot, great food and lovely staff

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting made to feel welcome and staff wished us happy anniversary with a chocolate message lovely touch. The food was excellent and catered well for food intolerance . We will be coming again soon I hope

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  20. LizO

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For a sunday roast with a twist of fine dining this is the place to be, the service is top notch and the setting is just one of the best in Calderdale.

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  21. Gazmeister

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Special occasion, booked for 7pm Saturday 27 April. Guests with us from Scotland. Shown to table which was good. Ordered wine, provided to men first as opposed to the ladies. Then placed order only to be told that the 28oz Rib of Beef (which was one of the main reasons we booked Shibden) was not available as they had run out! And this was 7pm on a Saturday evening; not impressed. Told that they had been busy! Rest of meals fine in fact the mushroom soup was very good. Asked if we required the puddings menu and responded by requesting a delay of 10 mins or so. Never came back to the table once! Also never asked of we would like more drinks or coffees. All in all, a bit disappointing and no where near as good as our previous experience at Shibden. Perhaps an apology from a senior member of the team may have been appropriate?

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  22. PatP

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good, well presented, although the portion on the lamb dish was small. The service however we thought was slow.

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  23. LeanneB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional service and amazing food. We love time here x

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  24. JoannaB

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience at Shibden Mill Inn. There was a warm welcome from the moment we walked in. The service was impeccable, the food was generous and delicious and was excellent value for the quality of the food. Would DEF go again!

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  25. CarolineG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent food - faultless (adult and kids meals). Service was very pleasant but a bit mixed in terms of efficiency. Lovely atmosphere - very dark as you would expect in a pub that old. We will definitely be back - love it!

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  26. Buddy

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely surroundings. Great staff. Just wish the menu had a little more choice for lighter lunches and vegetarian options.

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  27. GraceS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shibden Mill Inn is an absolute favourite of my family's , as all aspects of the experience are excellent, with the last time we went being no exception . The staff are always so kind and welcoming, and the manager Glen makes us feel special every time we go. The atmosphere is really cosy and the food is amazing. Being a little on the pricier side, it's definitely the perfect place to go for a special occasion, or if you just want to treat yourself. I have the most amazing time every time we go there, and I can't wait to go again!

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  28. ChrisP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to stay for a visit to deepest West Yorkshire and the delights of Shibden Hall and the Brontë Museum. Great food and brilliant friendly staff.

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  29. JaneM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite possibly the best Sunday lunch either of us have ever had. Zero complaints and no suggestions for improvement. Perfect combination of veg accompaniments and refreshing not to see any carrots! This was our first visit and definitely won’t be our last. Excellent value for money.

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  30. ALAND

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening meal - outstanding food, excellent service. Booked with a note requesting a specific table which was read and acted on. Cannot fault the staff, food, place. One of the best places to eat in the county.

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  31. RachelJ

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peaceful setting, cosy ambiance. Lovely food but a bit too fancy for my taste however there are a couple of more ‘basic dishes for those who like that.

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  32. Wodlig578

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasting menu for two was excellent. Lots of tastes and variety, this was a visual treat spread over 2 hours, it was nice not to feel rushed which some places tend to do. A tasting dish came out every 15 minutes. The dessert courses were beautiful. Attentive and informative service, each dish explained carefully. Husband had the wine flight which he loved and accompanied the food to perfection.

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  33. Nobilet

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous setting. Fantastic staff. Amazing food. Our order was taken quickly, and food served promptly. Had the beef with horseradish mash, and it was hot and lovely. This was followed by a great cheese selection with all the trimmings. The temperature in the restaurant was just right... despite its age, there were no draughty windows or doors! Overall, it was a lovely experience and a great recommendation. Would love to return here on my next visit to Yorkshire.

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  34. dandan

    London

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't fault the food or wine here. Changes seasonally and really good mix of flavours. Delicious

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  35. WilliamF

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter Sunday evening meal but did not realise that the tasting menu was not available. Never the less, three course meal was excellent and the service slick. Not too sure who was on the bar but, two ice cubes in a warm negroni and a pint of Guinness that should have been reported to weight and measures- well under a pint. All that said we would return.

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  36. JuliaC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to celebrate our birthdays. Food, service and ambience excellent. Went to pay the bill - the staff told us that the bill was taken care of by our children - what a lovely surprise! Even more surprising was that my daughter phoned beforehand saying she wanted to pay. They took it on trust and she paid over the phone the day after! Can’t fault it. Truly exceptional.

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  37. AnnaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a Christmas gift from listening to Jay Rayner recommendation. All the food was great, wine was great value, staff were attentive. Will be back again

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  38. Keithpops

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was OK but not excellent as we expected of the prices not very busy for a Easter Saturday night felt a bit lost in a corner table by a draughty door

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  39. LindaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing (as usual) and well worth the 40 mins drive to get there.

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  40. NicoB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comfortable and enticing. Food was delicious though the desserts can tend to be on the heavy side. Wonderful as ever

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Shibden Mill Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 2144 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Shibden Mill Inn

1 Shibden Mill Fold, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 7UL

Additional information

  • Area
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–19:15 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chris Webster
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
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